Lenna Vromans recently received her MSc in Refugee Studies from London South Bank University. She holds a bachelors degree in international development sociology and cultural anthropology  from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. During her studies she conducted research in Chile and wrote her master’s thesis on human trafficking. In addition to supporting the TJDI research project, she is currently working for an NGO in Amsterdam, focusing on human trafficking issues in the Netherlands. Her interests include human rights issues in post-conflict situations and refugee studies.


Jessica has been a Research and Editing Intern with SIM since October 2012, assisting with projects on Transitional Justice and Human Rights Education. She holds an M.A. in International Studies from North Carolina State University. In her studies she focused on genocide prevention within the United Nations system and completed a study tour which explored Roma Rights and Transitional Justice in the Czech Republic.  She has a B.A. in International Politics and Art History from Pennsylvania State University (2010), and studied European Politics with Maastricht University. In the past she worked with the International Affairs Council in Raleigh, and currently works for the Salvation Army of Raleigh, North Carolina, as a Human Trafficking Community Educator and Case Manager.

Jorge Rodríguez Rodríguez, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY



Jorge Rodríguez Rodríguez is a lawyer and PhD candidate in Law in Complutense University of Madrid. He holds a  LLM in International Protection of Human Rights from University of Alcalá, Madrid, having written his master’s thesis on The Right to the Truth in Spanish Transitional Justice.

He is currently coodinator of the Working Group of Transitional Justice of the Spanish Society for the International Human Rights Law. He was previously a staff member of the Legal Working Group of Amnesty International Spain.


Tomas Königs obtained his Bachelor of Arts at the University College of Utrecht where he concentrated mainly on international law, political sciences, and economics. His Bachelor’s thesis dealt with the limitations international law imposes on state power. After completing his BA, Tomas enrolled in the Legal Research programme (LL.M) at the University of Utrecht. Additionally, Tomas currently holds the Editor-in-Chief position at the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law. Tomas’ interests include international human rights law, public policy, and related themes within the legal discipline.